School of LER Annual Student/Alumni Forum

Thursday, April 22, 2021
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
School of LER Annual Student/Alumni Forum

Join the School of Labor and Employment Relations on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. for our annual alumni/student forum! This year's event will feature two Labor and Global Workers’ Rights (LGWR) program alumni. Current students and alumni are encouraged to attend.

“Making Hard Choices to Protect Workers’ Rights: Case Studies of Bangladesh and Ghana”

Alumni Jafar Iqbal and Bashiratu Kamal will discuss their experiences as worker rights advocates in their home countries and will present case studies that illustrate the challenges faced when attempting to defend workers’ rights in Bangladesh and Ghana. Students, alumni, and faculty will then join breakout groups that will work on solving a workers’ rights challenge.

The Labor and Global Workers’ Rights MPS degree is a one-year intensive MPS program designed for mid-career worker rights advocates that forms part of the Global Labour University. It was established in 2014 in the School of Labor and Employment Relations. Now in its seventh year, dozens of students have successfully earned their LGWR degrees from countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ghana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, South Korea, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, and the United States.

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